Seven injured in explosion at Engen refinery in South Africa's Durban

Fire fighters work to extinguish a fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, October 10, 2011. Staff were evacuated from the refinery which is situated in a residential area local media reported. (Reuters)

Seven people were injured in an explosion at a South African crude oil refinery in Durban on Friday, but no deaths have been reported, a spokesman for the KwaZulu-Natal province's emergency medical services told Reuters.

The injured people are in a stable condition, and the fire at the refinery is under control, spokesman Robert McKenzie said.

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Last Update: Friday, 04 December 2020 KSA 10:47 - GMT 07:47